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Please distribute this information to your faculty and eligible PIs who may have an interest in submitting an application to this program


Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

 Department of State

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

 FY2015 Capacity-Building Program

for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:  All applications for this cooperative agreement must be submitted by U.S. public or private non-profit organizations, meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Total funding for this cooperative agreement is up to $1,190,000.


Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition. If multiple proposals are received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared ineligible and receive no further consideration in the review process.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 1



 The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce an open competition for proposals to advance the Bureau’s objectives of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries, specifically through greater U.S. student mobility, through the administration of the FY 2015 Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. This competition is a component of the Department’s engagement on expanding and diversifying U.S. study abroad through its new U.S. study abroad unit.


Under this cooperative agreement, the selected recipient will provide administrative support services, monitoring, evaluation, and programmatic advising and support to sub-recipients for the execution of ECA’s FY 2015 Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. In close consultation with ECA, the recipient will run a nationwide competition to provide awards averaging approximately $50,000 to between 17 to 20 accredited U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) to create or expand their U.S. study abroad programs under outlined diversity goals. None of the funding may be used for student scholarships. The recipient will monitor the fiscal and programmatic progress of sub-recipients and their projects with regular reporting of results to ECA.


The Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad should be designed to create or expand the capacity of U.S. HEIs to administer study abroad programs under diversity goals, whether broadening the student population who studies abroad and/or the destinations in which they study. It is also intended to allow U.S. institutions to collaborate with and help expand the capacity of overseas HEIs to provide academic programs for U.S. undergraduate students.


For the purposes of this cooperative agreement, study abroad programming is broadly defined as programming that supports short- and/or long-term internationalization activities for undergraduate students at U.S. HEIs.




April 9, 2015

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

April 14, 2015

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.


May 1, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 4, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.